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    Yeti SB 5 vs Beti SB5

    So I rented a Beti SB5 in Moab in the fall and fell absolutely in love with it. Climbing and standover were my favorite. My only complaint is that there isn't quite enough give in the rear suspension. I'm wondering what the 'tune for smaller and lighter rider's' on the Betis rear suspension means. I'm a heavier woman rider so smaller yes, but lighter no. Should I consider the SB5 vs the Beti? Or is more compliance in the rear something that is tunable?
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    Yeti suspensions tend to be a bit firmer, in my experience. I would expect that feeling of firmness to be greater on the SB5 than on the Beti.

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    I see, thanks. So if it is a matter of being less 'firm', then maybe better off with Beti.

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    Yeah, the shock is tunable through companies like Push and Fox can do some tuning, but you probably don't need that. I went from a Pivot to a Yeti. The Pivot feels bottomless, the Yeti didn't. It's just a different design. My wife loves here SB5 and she's between 125 and 130 lbs.

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    So she doesn't have the Beti it sounds like. Well to be honest it could be a hardtail and I'd still buy it. I've ridden a lot of bikes but the ride hit a sweet spot I haven't felt much before. and it was even a bit too small as all they had was an XS. Thanks again.

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